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Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:20 | 1339678 Gully Foyle
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So, DSK and company were not targets because of that whole Gold bugaboo?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:20 | 1339681 I am a Man I am...
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cleared that up

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:27 | 1339694 Slewburger
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Drudge should link to the Hedge more often...CNS, nigga plz.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:42 | 1339734 Quixotic_Not
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The only way that ZH will be quoted by the lame stream, of which Drudge is now an agent, is if they shut-down the user commentary, due to mouthbreathers like you.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:14 | 1339785 Slewburger
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Stephen Hawking is a mouth breather...guess its up to one of us to offend the gays on this thread too. Is it still prejudiced if it offends everyone?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:40 | 1339919 Id fight Gandhi
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What does any of this have to do with gays?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 18:48 | 1340053 Slewburger
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/sarc off

I apparently hit a nerve with the N please.

I decided to play it up and capitalize on the opportunity to offend disabled folks with the mouthbreather/Hawking reference.

I figured going for the "the gays" would complete the bigotry trifecta.

Quixotic read my post and thought he had me pegged as such... just wanted to boost his self esteem. He's obviously got it all (me included) figured out with his L/R paradigm, like a kid who just discovered jerking off.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 20:31 | 1340233 Quixotic_Not
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Nope no nerve, just pointing out how mundacious your statement "Drudge should link to the Hedge more often..." in reality was, given the dumbed-down brainfart you followed it up with.

Don't be offended, plenty of trash-talking twits on ZH that add to the absolute dearth of decorum...

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 21:51 | 1340386 Hephasteus
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Remember the rush limbaugh retard invasion. Rush limbaugh is mentioning zero hedge and then an hour later the IQ of the place drops to 12.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 23:17 | 1340519 Alienated Serf
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Rush Limbaugh retard invasion. classic.

we really could use less of the bottom shelf commenters the site has seemed to attract recently.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 13:54 | 1341427 Slewburger
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Work those english skills son, no offense right?... You a hustla.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 20:09 | 1340202 Don Quixotic
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ZeroHedge was mentioned by Bloomberg.


Go to 5:55 in the video.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:34 | 1339704 Jerome Lester H...
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Off topic but had to post;
Homeowners forclose on Bank Of America

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 00:22 | 1340619 OldPhart
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That's at least a month or so old, don't know why it's being pushed now.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:31 | 1339707 Conrad Murray
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Why do we pay taxes or issue debt if they can just print the money they need?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:38 | 1339718 ATM
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It gives the cleptocrats plausible deniability.

One thief says "We issued the debt and people bought it."

And the other thief gets to say, "We were just performing our double mandate."

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 18:19 | 1340000 macholatte
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Why do we pay taxes or issue debt if they can just print the money they need?

There you have it!

Damn near eloquent, Conrad.

The answer might be found here:




Sat, 06/04/2011 - 19:57 | 1340183 jaffi
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Ah, yes.  The video from the Greenbacker movement.  While there is some good info in that video, there is also a lot of false information.  Their newest video 'The Secret of Oz' contains almost more fallacies than one can conceive in one sitting.  The only thing more fallacious than the Greenbacker movement is the MMT movement, which is pretty much nothing but Greenbacker-Keynesianism.  

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:27 | 1341951 LongBalls
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Excellent video. Probably to long for today's attention span but none-the-less succinct.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:36 | 1339721 topcallingtroll
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I used to follow drudge regularly but it is clear they have now become an unreliable source of information.

Click baiting is a good term for what drudge does now.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:49 | 1339745 Yen Cross
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 TCT Drudge is just sensationalism, as is FOX.   I'm a conservative, and that fodder is just riling the masses to sell books. Beck is an Evangelist,  and O'Rielly is so out of touch, that his face appears under the term PITHY!

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:01 | 1339761 Quixotic_Not
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Lame stream news organizations service either the (D) -or- (R) side of the Free Crap Empire™, you just gotta work the schtick to fit the niche.

The Fox News/CNN template, which now dominates the genre, is a cross between Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm in content.

Too bad, so sad, there aren't enough real Americans left to qualify as a niche...Common Sense is so passé.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:05 | 1339774 Yen Cross
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 Eloquent! Quixotic.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 23:25 | 1340534 Smiddywesson
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I see nothing on Drudge but stories designed to make the Dems look bad and make the Republican politicians who spend just as much as the Dems look good.  Really, I am not interested in their propoganda.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 18:56 | 1340069 High Plains Drifter
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i wonder who it was that gave him the monica lewinski  story, that time ......that gave him his start.  and then he moved from north hollywood to south beach......

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 07:57 | 1340854 overmedicatedun...
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the obvious socialist democrat apparatchik here on ZH..denigrate Drudge..some saying selected articles show GOP in good light or now unreliable news..well I suggest the reason Drudge is successful is it provides opposing views and prints what the TOTAL BIG MSM..omit or refuse to print ..and of course no where on network TV or newspapers can one find the constant praise and selected news to show Demorats in good light!! none zip zilch, NBC- hard ball chrissy will tell you that strait up.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:38 | 1339731 Yen Cross
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 I must be having ( Deja vous), or is it (Deja vo)?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:44 | 1339741 magpie
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Don't worry, this headline will appear again and again.

It's perfectly natural.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 00:18 | 1340612 OldPhart
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"It's deja vu all over again." Yogi Bera

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:51 | 1339746 partimer1
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China gets a lot of dollars every month from exporting the stuff we buy here from US, and unless we stop buying the stuff, China will not stop accumulating the dollar. They need to send the dollar back to US by buying treasury bills or buy stuff from other countries using the US dollar. US dollar sitting in Bank of China is useless. The trouble is that China gets way too much dollar than they can dispose it. So they will not stop, knowing too well the yield of treasury is terrible. What can China do with the dollar in their hands? It's our dollar, but their problem.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:47 | 1339933 swissinv
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or the buy gold in USD... http://www.hkmerc.com/en/index.html

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 03:54 | 1340732 Redneck Makin-tosh
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who gets the difference between what you paid for the stuff and what china sold it for?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 15:49 | 1339748 GeneMarchbanks
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So... no decoupling then? Shocking. I really believed their linearly based mammoth economy was nimble. Who knew...

sarc/ off

MAD it is!

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:02 | 1339766 breezer1
Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:16 | 1339792 Tyler Durden
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Going forward please only link to sites that provide information that can be verified.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:24 | 1339802 breezer1
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i have seen the onion here...

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:31 | 1339821 oklaboy
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here, here. That site was muck, probsally a malware site, I had a hard time getting out of it. Beware everybody.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 07:48 | 1340827 overmedicatedun...
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"thus making any even broadly generic statement of just what China's true exposure in terms of Bills is, impossible."


not to nit pick, but... Tyler the truth is not verifiable is it??  the fact China is moving from us Debt is accepted and stated here on ZH often..we just don't know how much how fast. best watch the Italian - Swiss border for suitcases of bonds carried by Asian men...are they going north or south??  the fact Drudge got the story prior to ZH would I guess piss off large Egos. 


Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:22 | 1339801 Imminent Collapse
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+1 Quix Patcheye

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:21 | 1339803 Island_Dweller
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Sarcasm on/

So soon you're going to write an article explaining to us how a 47 story tall building CAN fall symmetrically, at free fall speed and be completely explained by fire?

Sarcasm off/


I understand why you won't touch 911, Tyler.  But I sure would like to see it!

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:35 | 1339817 Yen Cross
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 Are we talking to your Ghost? Beat it!  Find another vortex to create!

  Ref; Island Dweller. AKA (TOILET DWELLER)! POOF

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 16:47 | 1339846 Tuco Benedicto ...
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For all of you who think there is nothing fishy about the collapse of building 7, how do you explain this "false start" by BBC whereby they reported the collapse of building 7 twenty minutes before it actually collapsed.  In the background during this report building 7 still stands.  Please explain this all you blue pillers!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 04:25 | 1340742 Incubus
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What's worse than knowing that 9/11 was done by peoples within our own goverment is knowing that the proles don't give a fuck.


Honestly, reality doesn't apply to them.  They're trapped in their own social construct that will function until it cannot. And when it stops, it's going to be really nasty... but I don't care.

Sheeples'll deserve what they get. 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 11:45 | 1341186 fastishplastic
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full disclosure - i have no source, this is a simple thought experiment. if i were to create a giant skyscraper in manhattan, especially one that was of the highest profile, i would take requisite precautionary measures of all kinds. this would include, after doing everything to ensure otherwise, factoring in a potential collapse of such a building. if such a building could ever possibly collapse i would plan for it to pancake as opposed to timber - for obvious reasons in an urban environment. contingency might dictate that i install explosives on every floor to facilitate this horrendous potentiality. the conspiracy here is not that the gov planned the whole "inside job" but rather that someone on the inside had to make the impossible call resorting to contingency - detonating the explosives and pancaking the building. it stands to reason that if this were the case it would be covered up by tptb - again for obvious reasons. it also stands to reason that in the world of uncovering the truth, all angles should be considered. if you're gonna believe the unthinkable, that it was an inside job, you must first allow yourself to consider thought experiments like the above, as a possibility before concluding. i can imagine many other scenarios that, while still massively tragic, take some of the sting out of the truther's "truth". - just saying.   

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:28 | 1339897 slewie the pi-rat
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fight club, BiCheZ.  for publisherZ!  

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Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:57 | 1339950 Yen Cross
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 I gotcha back!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:38 | 1339910 Missiondweller
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Tyler, my sincere thanks for taking the time to debunk the story.

I bought into the story not understanding the larger context and greatly appreciate your explanaition.

ZH has become a much valued resource in understanding what's going on in the world.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:40 | 1339915 mtomato2
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What's funny is that I never clicked on the article when I saw it on drudge I figured if. I needed to know it it would be here on ZH.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 17:40 | 1339920 gmrpeabody
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